Please check back for upcoming events in spring 2020!

Monday, March 12, 2018
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Donald R. Kinder is the Philip E. Converse Collegiate Professor in the Department of Political Science and research professor in the Center for Political Studies of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is the author of many books, including most recently Neither Liberal nor Conservative:...
Friday, February 23, 2018
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Come help us celebrate the 2018 Percy-Synar Awards recipients on Friday, February 23rd at 4 p.m. in the Harris Room.
North American Futures: Nafta In the Balance
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
4:00pm to 6:00pm
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION : Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall Join the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Canadian Studies Program for an expert panel discussion on the future of NAFTA. Reception to follow. The panel will explore this topic: What is the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement? With...
Monday, January 29, 2018
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us for an information session to learn about the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship, which provides opportunities for graduating seniors to invest their talent, energy and training in public service. Six fellows, three from UC Berkeley and three from Stanford, are selected each spring. Fellows work full-time for...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 (All day) to Friday, November 17, 2017 (All day)
Complete details on the CSHE event page To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, CSHE in partnership with University World News (link is external) will be hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
California's electorate is changing, and the voters who pick the next governor will be different in many ways than those who decided past elections in the state. As the electorate grows more diverse, what does this mean for California politics? Will democrats simply cement greater control of the state, or will the...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
A panel discussion that will reflect on President Trump one year after his shocking election victory. The panel will include a pro-Trump conservative, an anti-Trump conservative, and two faculty members critical chiefly from the center-left, offering a many-sided examination of the extraordinary Trump phenomenon. Panelists...
Friday, November 3, 2017
9:00am to 5:30pm
This full-day conference will bring together a diverse set of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to explore what federalism means now. In this era of shifting state and federal policy positions, what constraints and opportunities does federalism present? Can people of different views agree on rules and principles to...
Friday, November 3, 2017
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Interested in Cal-in-Sac ? Join us for an information session on Friday, November 3 from 4:00-5:00 pm in the IGS Library. Applications for summer 2018 are due on November 13. Learn more about the program on the Cal-in-Sac page , and read firsthand experiences of the program on the Cal-in-Sac Fellows blog .
Monday, October 30, 2017
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Interested in Cal-in-Sac? Join us for an information session on Monday, October 30 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the IGS Library. Applications for summer 2018 are due on November 13.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
The Institute of Governmental Studies, in association with the Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and BridgeUSA at Berkeley are pleased to announce a lecture and forum with Mark Lilla, professor of the humanities at Columbia University and one of America’s leading...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
A panel discussion of the key factors influencing the race. Are there major policy distinctions among the leading democratic candidates? How badly does the national Republican brand hurt the Republican candidates? Can Republicans advance a candidate to the general election or will it be a Democrat vs. Democrat race in...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Panelists: Nina Kelsey, Assistant Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University Jonas Meckling, Assistant Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Michael Pahle, Head of Energy Strategies in Europe and Germany...
UK flag with Trump image overlaid
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm
The June 2016 decision by UK voters to leave the European Union (EU) and the 2016 election victory of Donald Trump signalled an uprising of populist sentiment in both the US and the UK. Understanding the referendum outcome and the victory of Donald Trump – which were unexpected by many – is essential. Do these developments...
Thursday, April 27, 2017
12:15pm to 2:30pm
In the aftermath of the election of President Trump, Brexit and the upsurge of "populism" in many European countries, questions about the fraying of democratic norms and institutions in established Western democracies are raised. These issues concern the integrity of elections, the undermining of media institutions, the...
Alan Simpson
Thursday, April 20, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Sen. Alan Simpson, one of America's most acute political observers, will discuss the future of American politics -- where is the country headed, and what are the implications for today's young people? Sen. Simpson, who served 18 years in the United States Senate representing Wyoming, will be "In Conversation" with Ethan...